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Were you just served with garnishment paperwork in Michigan?

What is it garnishment, anyway? Garnishment is a way that judgment creditors can legally recover money awarded to them by a court. The most common type of garnishment is wage garnishment. Wage garnishment occurs only after a creditor obtains a court judgment. After a judgment has been entered, a court order called a periodic writ of garnishment allows the creditor to take a portion of the debtor’s paycheck. The debtor’s employer is legally obligated to withhold that portion and se ...

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Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accidents

The American economy runs on its highways. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that about 65% of all freight travels by truck on America’s roads. That’s more than twice the amount moved by rail, air, and ship combined. Of course, with all that traffic comes a sobering truth: over-the-road truck drivers get involved in accidents, and because of the large size of the semi-trucks, many of those trucking accidents result in fatalities or serious injuries to the drivers of sma ...

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Fraud and Misrepresentation

At some point nearly everyone has been on the wrong end of a bad deal. But how do we know if we were the victim of fraud? How do we protect ourselves? What is Fraud? Fraud is both a crime and a cause of civil action, which means that even when the police aren’t interested, fraud victims can sue on their own. The elements of criminal and civil fraud are fairly similar. To prove civil fraud in Michigan a victim has to prove: That the fraudulent person misrepresented a material fac ...

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Damages for Conversion Vary Under Michigan Law

Pursuing Litigation for Civil Theft “Conversion” is a civil cause of action that is similar to the criminal cause of action for “theft.” Conversion claims are filed in civil court as a means of recovering losses resulting from stolen or damaged property. Michigan law provides two different methods of recovery for conversion, common law and statutory, both of which may be pursued simultaneously. Prior to pursuing a claim, it is important to understand the nuances between ...

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Protect Yourself Before Purchasing a New or Used Car

Unfortunately, buying a car can be a stressful experience. Consumers may feel overmatched when negotiating with experienced dealership salesman. We all know that saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Pressured negotiations can create misunderstandings, unmet expectations, and buyer dissatisfaction. In many of these situations, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While the following guidelines aren’t intended to serve as a cure all, they may help you avoid ...

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